A vibrant and expressive early 20th-century landscape by Swedish artist, Einar Bager (1887-1990). From a shady spot under a canopy of trees, Bager has beautifully captured several cottages bathed in bright sunlight. In the foreground, a path extends across a stream and away to our left. While on the right, the occupants of a small dwelling have opened a window to cool off.
Bager trained at The Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, then in Paris, and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. He often painted picturesque views around the Skåne region of Sweden along with various city scenes in Malmö.
But perhaps he’s most well-known for a photograph taken in 1910, in which he’s painting a male nude while also being nude himself. The photograph was recently shared extensively via Instagram and Tumblr.
The painting is signed/dated in the lower right and housed within an appropriate later frame.
Medium: Oil on canvas Overall size: 31” x 27” / 78cm x 68cm Year of creation: 1927 Condition: A few light scratches but overall very presentable. Frame with a little wear.